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Old 09-20-2019, 02:02 PM   #15
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Before we upgraded to a bigger MH, we towed a 2008 Jeep JKS (4200 pounds) behind our Sprinter. Went from Oregon to Co., Wy, Mt, Id, Ut, NM - no issue towing, Crossed continental divide too many times to remember. Just have to watch the big downgrades and keep speed under control - going up big grades, enjoy the scenery. Just know up front - pulling a load, the Sprinter is not a speed demon going up grades.
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:12 PM   #16
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Heads up for Sprinters towing a trailer with electric brakes.


We towed a cargo trailer with electric brakes. The 7 pin receptacle on the truck filled with rain water and power shorted, causing the trailer brakes to drag. Turned off the headlights and they releases. Found about 2 ounces of water in the receptacle which would cover all pins once the trailer plug is pushed back in. Once cleaned of water the brakes worked normally.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:14 PM   #17
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We are towing a Chevy Sonic with a Stay in Play break system and Blue Ox tow bar. That allows us to carry extra items (weight).
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:52 AM   #18
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Jeep towing

I tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited which is close to 5k with my View with no problems. Live out west so deal with steep grades and twisty roads on every trip. You do need to keep your downhill speeds under control though. I downshift and keep the speed under what I would if I weren't towing while going downhill. I keep my GPS on so I can get an idea of the road ahead. You don't want to get surprised by a sharp turn while towing since your braking is much slower.
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Old 06-13-2020, 02:07 PM   #19
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I just towed my 4400 lb 2020 Jeep Cherokee behind my 2020 Navion 24j from Denver up over Loveland pass (tunnel was closed for construction) with two dogs and four full size people without issue. The Jeep had a full tank of gas, two kayaks and two blow up paddle boards. I only carried 5 gallons of fresh water filling at my destination. While I watched the temps like a hawk, the engine temp never really changed on the steep climbs but the oil temp did rise but not into the red. I still had plenty of room.

The climbing was not as challenging as descending. Coming from a diesel truck with exhaust brakes, I wish the sprinters had a similar feature. Using sprinter brakes lightly when the rpms climbed to red line and lower gears, I managed the descent ok.
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Anybody towing a Chevy spark? We saw a recommendation online that manual transmission spark was a good choice for sprinter
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Anybody towing a Chevy spark? We saw a recommendation online that manual transmission spark was a good choice for sprinter
I've seen several people towing the Spark. I dolly tow a Chevy Sonic RS hatchback 6 speed manual. Drops the fuel economy by 3/4-1 mpg.
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Thanks looking at spark and Nissan Versa. Havenít had the chance to check either one out yet.
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Honda Fit (manual trans) is a good choice in that category.
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Tow a 2018 Sonic automatic 4 down with a break buddy. I donít notice any difference as without it. If you have stick why not tow it 4 down and save the weight of the dolly.
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[QUOTE=Hermbike;5739141<snip> If you have stick why not tow it 4 down and save the weight of the dolly.[/QUOTE]

At the time, I wasn't sure how long I would keep the Sonic. I didn't want to spend $4k+ to set it up for 4 down and then sell it and have to do it again. I can also use the dolly with other vehicles.

Sonic and dolly, loaded for snowbirding, weigh less than 3500 lbs.
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We tow a Fiat Abarth 5 speed stick weighing less than 2,500 lbs. so light that thereís no perceptible change in the performance in our 2018 Roadtrek.
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We tow a Fiat Abarth 5 speed stick weighing less than 2,500 lbs. so light that thereís no perceptible change in the performance in our 2018 Roadtrek.

I'm downsizing to a Sprinter class B as you can see in my sig.

I still have my Lincoln that weighs 4,200 lbs. which is about the towing capacity listed on the Pleasure-Way Sprinter.

I have a supplemental braking system on it but it is for air brakes, I can have an electrical part added to work with the brake lights on the coach that will apply the brakes on the toad.

Bill, are using a supplemental braking system on the Fiat?

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I'm downsizing to a Sprinter class B as you can see in my sig.

I still have my Lincoln that weighs 4,200 lbs. which is about the towing capacity listed on the Pleasure-Way Sprinter.

I have a supplemental braking system on it but it is for air brakes, I can have an electrical part added to work with the brake lights on the coach that will apply the brakes on the toad.

Bill, are using a supplemental braking system on the Fiat?

Safe travels,
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Hi Mark - Yes, the RVibrake3. You’ll see only positive reviews on the braking system and some frustration in reference to the pad. But, with a Sprinter chassis, everything is much closer than with larger Class A’s that the sync is much more consistent.
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